TABLE 2.

Means and Standard Deviations for Cognitive Development and Risk Variables by Diagnostic Group

VariableDiagnostic Group
Healthy EatersPicky EaterInfantile Anorexia
Mean*SDMean*SDMean*SD
Cognitive development
 MDI score109.9A16.096.3B19.599.2B19.1
Growth deficiency
 Percentage of ideal body weight107.7A9.7101.4B5.784.3C4.9
Psychosocial risk factors
 SES level2.00A1.01.9A0.81.8A0.9
 Maternal education level16.0A2.816.4A2.616.0A3.7
Feeding interactions
 Feeding conflict4.2C4.18.6B5.412.0A5.5
 Feeding reciprocity33.5A4.431.3B3.728.2C4.8
 Feeding noncontingency1.0B1.32.0AB2.12.8A2.6
 Feeding talk and distraction6.3B2.07.4A1.97.2AB2.1
 Feeding struggle for control2.2B1.73.5B2.04.6A2.8
Play interactions
 Play reciprocity26.8A3.826.1A4.224.5A5.5
 Play nonresponsiveness1.0A1.40.9A1.11.2A1.6
 Play conflict0.9B1.21.2B0.91.9A1.5
 Play intrusiveness4.7A2.55.2A2.45.8A2.5
  • SD indicates standard deviation.

  • * Means with common superscript letters are not statistically different (α = .05).